“Big business with their highly paid lobbyists are trying to protect their special interest exemptions. I understand that. But what about the small businesses in this state? What about working Nebraskans, what about military retirees, seniors on Social Security? That’s the job for the Legislature and me. We’re going to stand up and fight for those people.” Gov. Dave Heineman, reacting to news that business leaders were failing to rally behind his tax reform proposals.